Buying Assistant - Head Office

Company Background:

One of the largest chains of pet superstores across the UK. We have over 45 years heritage and 70 stores, providing a wide variety of brand pet foods and accessories.


The Role

To support the Buying Manager and wider team in maximising the potential of the company by providing administrative support to the Commercial Department.

Working as a part of a hardworking and friendly team you will assist in a number of duties to ensure smooth operations of daily functions.

This is a highly varied role and involves the following duties:

  • Producing meaningful information/reports using the Torex and G7 systems for the Commercial Department and key Vendors
  • Day to day maintenance of the Torex EPoS system including updating supplier and product information
  • Dealing with store queries and resolving supplier stock issues over the phone and via email
  • All communications and reports required by the Buying Manager are completed in a timely manner
  • Undertake such one off projects and tasks as required and reasonable fall under the remit of the position
  • Tasks and requirements as directed from time to time as reasonably determined by the Buying Manager


What are we looking for?

  • Experience within a Purchasing or Buying department advantageous
  • Experience maintaining EPoS systems preferred
  • An understanding of trading metrics including cost, retail price and margin
  • A proven history of providing administrative assistance
  • Intermediate excel skills – including an operational understanding of Vlookups and Pivot Tables
  • An ability to meet strict deadlines and the ability to prioritise your workloads in accordance with these deadlines


Full time permanent position – 37.5 hours per week


£21,000 per annum


How to apply:


You can apply through Indeed or by sending  a CV and covering letter to

 Unfortunetly due to the high volumne of applicants we are unable to contact those who are unsuccessful.

Paper Application:

Download Application Form (UK)
Download Application Form (Northern Ireland)

Paper applications should be posted to Jollyes Petfood Superstores, 1 Lea Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1AS